Sunday, May 24, 2009


Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their
best friends lived barely a wave away. I can see them
now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a
housedress, lawn mower in one hand, and dish-towel in
the other. It was the time for fixing things. A
curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven
door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep.

It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy.
All that re-fixing, renewing, I wanted just once to
be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things
away meant you knew there'd always be more.

But then my mother died, and on that clear summer's
night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was
struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there
isn't any more.

Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up
and goes away...never to return. So... While we have
it... it's best we love it... And care for it.... And
fix it when it's broken...... And heal it when it's

This is true... For marriage.... old cars... children
with bad report cards..... Dogs and cats with bad
hips.... And aging parents.... And grandparents. We
keep them because they are worth it, because we are
worth it. Some things we keep. Like a best friend that
moved away or a classmate w e grew up with.

There are just some things that make life important,
like people we know who are special.... And so, we
keep them close!

Good friends are like stars.... You don't always see
them, but you know they are always there...

People are made to be Loved and Things are made to be

There is so much confusion in this World because
People are being Used and Things are being Loved.


  1. This is much needed advice in a world filled with people who give up on love and throw-away what should be valued. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Greetings Straight Talk :) Welcome and Thank you so much for visiting / following. I truly appreciate it!

    Very wise words...LOVE...should be "Valued".
    Thank you for sharing.

    Christine :)

  3. Sooooo beautiful!!! And so true ~ thanks for sharing!!!

  4. I love your blog; great posts! I'll be back to visit! :)

  5. I love "words of wisdom". Thank you for yours. I hope that we as a whole start to pay attention to this confusion in life.


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